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As they continue to mature in 2016, Metropolis dogs have had incredible results at the Purina Sydney Royal Easter Show, winning RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED, RESERVE CHALLENGE BITCH, and DOG CHALLENGE (Mrs A Carlström, Sweden), followed by BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW at the Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW March Specialty Show (Mrs Danelle Brown, USA).  Our wins since 2015 have been under both local and international judges from a range of countries.

Highlights since 2015 have been:

CH METROPOLIS CHOISIR MOI

RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE, PUPPY OF BREED, shortlisted for Puppy Sweepstakes and SHORTLISTED IN THE TOP 4 GUNDOG PUPPIES IN GROUP - PURINA SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW, APRIL 2015 (Sen M Queijeiro (Mex))

NUMBER 2 VIZSLA UNDER 18 MONTHS IN NSW 2015(dogzonline pointscore)

 

CH METROPOLIS BEAUCOUP BEAUCOUP (AI)

RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE and OPPOSITE SEX INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW - HUNGARIAN VIZSLA CLUB OF NSW SPECIALTY - US - 5 April 2015 under breed specialist Mrs Kathy Rust (US)

BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW, BITCH CHALLENGE, INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW -  March 2016 under Mrs Danelle Brown (USA)

 

CH METROPOLIS BEAUCOUP MONSIEUR (AI) - Opposite Sex Australian Bred in Show - Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW Specialty Show - UK - 5 April 2015 under Mrs G Buller (UK)

NUMBER 1 VIZSLA IN NSW 2015 (DOGZONLINE BREED CHALLENGE).

DOG CHALLENGE – PURINA SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2016 (MRS A CARLSTÖM, SWEDEN)

CH METROPOLIS AVANT TOUT

AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH - PURINA SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW, APRIL 2015 (Sen M Queijeiro (Mex))

RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED AND RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE - SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2016 (MRS A CARLSTÖM, SWEDEN)

 

METROPOLIS DEBUT HUNTER

The first of Ch Kimlise La Cygne’s offspring to replicate her movement

NO 1 VIZSLA IN NSW UNDER 18 MONTHS OF AGE (dogzonline pointscore).

Hunter’s results include

MINOR IN SHOW – Lake Macquarie All Breeds, September 2015 (Mr U Oznakal (Turkey))

 

Puppies

We prefer to meet with potential buyers and to compile a waiting list in anticipation of breeding litters. This enables us to ensure that buyers have sufficient information, and are properly prepared for providing a home for life to a Metropolis vizsla. It also removes any pressure or impulse buying associated with cute puppies, as opposed to the gorgeous adult dog you are likely to have for 12 – 14 years. If you are interested in providing a home to a Metropolis vizsla, please email metropolisvizslas@gmail.com, or call Robyn on 0410 60 4238.

The Puppies page of this website contains photos of our previous litters. We prefer not to publish photos of pups until all have gone to, or are close to going to, their new homes.

Outings

Metropolis actively shows, which means there are weekends when we are not available for visitors.  While we are preoccupied at shows, we are still happy to meet and discuss the breed with interested people.

Miscellaneous

In the course of owning vizslas and also horses, Metropolis has tried many different approaches to animal training, feeding, equipment, etc. We have an idea of what works for us and why, but remain open to exploring new ideas.. We are happy to discuss our ideas, which are based on our experience, with puppy buyers and interested vizsla owners. The miscellaneous items linked to this page are samples of some of our experience, and are mentioned with the aim of helping vizsla owners.

Recommended Reading

Metropolis recommends The Complete Hungarian Vizsla (2013  edition) by Gay Gottlieb.  Approximately half the dogs in our pedigree are included in its photographs.  We find the no-nonsense caring and direct approach taken by the author in discussing care of vizslas particularly relevant to our dogs, since so many of our ancestors were known to the author.

Toys

Metropolis has trialled many different toys since 1999. Initially attracted by cuteness, we now base our toy selection on durability and how much mess toys make if the dogs destroy them.

To date, our preferred toys include soft toys with no stuffing (Skinneeez – toys that seem like roadkill; Invincibles by Kyjen – toys that squeak even when punctured), pressed rawhide bones, and toys by the Kong company (generally rubber, such as Leo Canine Genius, or tennis ball material, such as the Air Kong range). We also enjoy Godog Dragons with Chew Guard Technology, which are very popular and still apparently alot of fun even after the stuffing has been removed.

Dog-oriented gardens and runs

Metropolis has experimented with a range of ways of protecting gardens against destruction by vizslas.

We continue to experiment with items to occupy our vizslas, or to make their time in their yard more enjoyable for them.

We are happy to discuss gardening experiences and ideas for occupying dogs.

Diet

Apart from when its dogs are pups, Metropolis dogs have consistently been fed a diet comprised of approximately 50% raw food and 50% commercial food. Metropolis has tried a range of kibbles, both premium and non-premium. The diet that continues to be successful with our dogs is a frozen beef bone (generally ribs or leg bones) in the morning and either kibble or a chicken carcass or kangaroo mince in the evening. We also feed Dr Bruce Symes’ Complete Mix to ensure our dogs are receiving a nutritionally complete and balanced diet.  Our dogs receive the occasional leftovers, raw vegetables or fruit. Any food different from their regular daily diet is factored into their daily energy requirements in an effort to keep their weight consistent.

It Takes a Village

Over the years, Metropolis has benefited from advice from many sources.

We appreciate our vet’s pragmatic approach to treating our dogs and particularly his commitment to the wellbeing of our litters. We appreciate the confidence shown by those who trust us to manage our dogs responsibly on their land. We are particularly grateful to those dog breeders, showing companions and handlers who are willing to provide advice and help based on their experience, in an effort to promote responsible breeding, successful showing and enjoyable dog ownership. We are grateful to Sires On Ice NSW for its ongoing contribution to our breeding efforts. We also appreciate the ongoing support provided by the Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW


Contact Details

Robyn Hanney

Metropolis Hungarian Vizslas

E:  metropolisvizslas@gmail.com 

M:  0410 60 4238

 

Note:  Due to being involved in numerous activities each day, email is a more reliable method for contacting us than mobile phone.  We generally respond within 24 hours.